Michelle Obama’s Father’s Day tweet included an adorable throwback photo

June 20, 2017

We might not get to see members of the Obama family every single day anymore, but that just makes every Twitter or Instagram post these days that much more special. For Father’s Day, Michelle Obama shared a touching photograph of Barack Obama, Malia, and Sasha with a message to her husband. SEE ALSO: Jay Z calls out bail bond industry in Father’s Day column “Happy Father’s Day,” she tweeted on Sunday. “Our daughters may be older and taller now, but theyll …

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This Instagram post from Beyonc’s mom has us asking a lot of questions about the twins

June 20, 2017

… subsequently had everyone scratching their heads wondering if the twins were actually born over the weekend, born earlier last week, or at all. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling joins Beyonce on the Forbes 100 list of highest paid celebrities In New York for my friends son’s wedding ! God lets things happen in his time not ours! Dont try to rush him! A post shared by Tina Knowles (@mstinalawson) on Jun 17, 2017 at 9:35pm PDT On Sunday, the morning after the alleged arrival day of our …

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US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins maiden major title

June 19, 2017

(CNN)He took the road less traveled and it made all the difference as Brooks Koepka clinched his maiden major title at the 117th US Open. The 27-year-old American, who cut his pro teeth on Europe’s second-tier tour, triumphed by four shots over fellow American Brian Harman and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, Sunday. Harman was bidding to become the first left-hander to win the US Open, ironic given the absence of record six-time runner-up Phil …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… council and successive governments. What we know so far Who are the victims? Image copyright Metropolitan Police The government has sent in a team of civil servants to bolster the relief effort. They were spotted in high-visibility jackets in the area on Sunday afternoon. The government has also pledged to give 5,500 to all of those who lost their homes. Each household will receive at least 500 in cash and 5,000 paid into an account as part of a 5m emergency fund first announced on …

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Matador Fatally Gored After He Trips On Cape In French Bullring

June 19, 2017

… matadors attempted to distract the bull. The bull was put down. The sport is particularly controversial in France, where close to 1,000 bulls a year are killed for sport. A matador hasnt been killed in the ring in France for almost a century. The sport was officially declared legal in France in 2012 after a challenge by animal rights activists. The Spanish royal family mourned Fandinos passing Sunday, and French bullfighter Sebastien Castella lamented thatdeath has taken a friend and …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… would be done, he added. Asked about his council’s poor response, leader Nicholas Paget-Brown said staff were “working closely” with the government, charities, volunteer and resident groups and the emergency services to help re-house and assist those affected. “People rightly have questions about the causes of the fire and why it spread so quickly and these will be answered,” he said. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told ITV’s Peston on Sunday that the council …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… the company Sunday. Image: MASHABLE ILLUSTRATOR BOB AL-GREENE/Pascal Le Segretain/Getty; Erickson/BFA/REX/Shutterstock; Neilson Barnard/Getty; Kelly Sullivan/Getty; Joe Scarnici/Getty; Tony Avelar/AP/REX/Shutterstock; Justin Sullivan/Getty; Stephen Lovekin/Getty; Amy E. Price/Getty; Silverhub/REX/Shutterstock The report comes after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s blog post from February brought to light her personal experience with sexual harassment and discrimination at …

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LGBT community prepares for a march — and a fight

June 10, 2017

(CNN)Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current President threatens to erase those gains. The march Sunday, which will commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the shooting deaths of 49 people and wounding of more than 50 others at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, comes despite …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… Intelligence Group says Islamic State's news agency is claiming fighters for the extremist group carried out the van and knife attack in London that left seven people dead. SITE said in a statement Sunday that the Islamic State's Aamaq news service cited "a security source" in the Arabic-language posting claiming the attack. Islamic State has often made such claims not just when it has sent attackers, but when extremists carrying out deadly plots were inspired by the …

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Police Tell Londoners to Run and Hide as Attack Underway in London

June 4, 2017

… any involvement in the latest chilling attack to target British civilians enjoying a night out. The atrocity comes on the eve of a benefit concert which was scheduled to be held in Manchester on Sunday in memory of the victims of a bombing attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande show just 12 days ago. Scotland Yard confirmed that they were treating the incidents as acts of terror. Prime Minister Theresa May said: "I can confirm that the terrible incident in London is being treated …

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As Trump’s Aides Touted His Alliance-Building, European Leaders Mocked And Disparaged Him

May 31, 2017

… international order. Interacting with Trump showed German Prime Minister Angela Merkel that we Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands, she said Sunday. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macrons noticeably tense and lengthy handshake with Trump was a deliberate effort to show that we wont make little concessions, even symbolic ones, he told a French outlet in an interview published Sunday. And as Spicer boasted of the presidents successful alliance-building, a picture of …

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Soccer official rides drone to fly game ball to Portuguese Cup Final referee

May 29, 2017

New rule: From now on, all sporting events must begin with an official bringing the game ball to the referee via the magic of drone-style hoverboard vehicles. That can be the only conclusion after watching the absolutely insane demonstration recorded at the Portuguese Cup Final on Sunday, which started with a man riding on air, Green Goblin style, and landing delicately in front of a ref to deliver the game’s soccer ball. It was flawless. It was weird. It was what every sports event …

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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ found a fan in the IRL Queen, apparently

May 29, 2017

Image: netflix Netflix charts the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II in its biopic series The Crown… and the IRL queen is apparently a fan. Now, this might simply be wishful thinking brought to life by a welcome rumor. But we’ll take it, with an appropriately portioned helping of salt grains, of course. SEE ALSO: ‘The Crown’ could well cure your ‘Downton Abbey’ nostalgia A “senior royal source” told the U.K. tabloid Sunday Express that Her …

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Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber ‘warnings’ – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… while at Manchester College that two people who knew Abedi have confirmed they made separate calls to an anti-terrorism hotline to warn the police about his extremist views. Greater Manchester Police have made an appeal to the public for information about his movements since 18 May, when he returned to the UK from abroad. Image copyright PA Image caption Police searched a property in Moss Side in Manchester on Sunday Additional security measures were in place for the Great Manchester Run …

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Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

… police officers have been freed up by a decision to deploy the Army to protect key sites including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Policing will also be stepped up at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham and the football play-offs at Wembley on Sunday and Monday. Met Police Ch Supt Jon Williams said operations will include both high-profile and covert tactics. “All of this is designed to make the policing approach unpredictable and to make London as hostile an …

May 27, 2017
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Miley Cyrus cried at the end of her first TV performance of ‘Malibu’

Image: ethan miller/Getty Images Miley Cyrus performed her new single “Malibu” on television for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Cyrus was introduced by introduced by sister Noah Cyrus and dad Billy Ray Cyrus (professionally just known as Cyrus now). Noah, who identified Miley as her favorite singer, introduced her big sis on stage, “for the first time in years with pants on.” SEE ALSO: Drake, the Chainsmokers, and all the winners from the …

May 22, 2017
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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Sunday, Bush described the months following a Washington Post report about a now-infamous hot-mic recording as a roller coaster that hurt a lot. That early part was just chaos. But then things progressed, and when you have a big, traumatic event, you go through stages, and it led to acceptance and understanding. And then I found myself in a place of soul searching. And I developed a commitment to become a better, fuller man. …

May 22, 2017
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Some Notre Dame graduates walk out over VP Mike Pence speech

(CNN)A group of Notre Dame graduates walked out of their graduation ceremony Sunday in protest against Vice President Mike Pence and his policies. Videos showed some students standing as Pence took the podium, then walking out of the ceremony and gathering outside Notre Dame Stadium, where they held a short alternative “graduation ceremony.” The protest action was planned ahead of the ceremony, with activist group We Stand For saying Pence’s policies as vice president and …

May 22, 2017
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Your Weekend Horoscopes May 19-21: Black Out All Weekend & Blame It On Your Sign

… a good friend, you know that, Gemini? Sure, the rest of the world may consider you the two faced snake of astrology, but those with Geminis in their lives know the truth: Youre ride or die, and your friends appreciate it more than you know. This weekend, revel in that with some pure, unadulterated girl time. Saturday is for talking shit on the boys who think Saturday is for the boys. Sunday is for a good old fashioned basic drunk brunch. Dont let anyone rain on your parade this weekend. But even …

May 21, 2017
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What Does Miss USA Do? Here Are Her Responsibilities

It could be difficultto separate Miss USA from bikinis and stilettos, especially sincethe life of the winner post-crowning remains somewhat mysterious. Do any of us know what happens after Miss USA receives her tiara and sash? Well get the lowdown this Sunday, May 14 at 8 pm EDT on Fox asDeshauna Barber our 2016 Miss USA gets ready to passdown her duties to a new lady for one year. Getty Images So, about those duties. We did a little digging, and heres what we found out. First and …

May 15, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

… natural progression from the book, which asks these questions about faith, immigration, all those big things in life. As for those whod rather not confront such weighty questions in their Sunday night entertainment, who insist pop culture and politics should not mix? McShane shrugs. Youre missing out. *** Im very nervous watching my baby happen like this. American Gods premiere Sunday night is a long time coming for Gaiman, who by now knows a thing or two about the thrills and hardships of …

May 15, 2017
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